An organization’s culture matters a lot. That’s what John Kotter
and I concluded from a three-year study of the relationship between
corporate culture and performance in the early 1990s. CEOs generally
agree, although I’m left wondering whether some of them really
believe it or whether it’s something they’ve been conditioned to say
when reminded to do so. It’s confirmed by even the best (5-star)
investment analysts on Wall Street, a group that we might assume
would look only to financial measures in recommending investments.
Sometimes a book is so refreshing in its perspective, so innovative, that it promises
to revolutionize a field of scholarship. The Founding Fathers, Pop Culture, and
Constitutional Law is one such book. It is a bold intervention into the field of
constitutional interpretation, a field which Susan Burgess argues has reached a kind
of scholarly impasse. Rather than tread the well-worked path with another theory of
constitutional meaning, Burgess offers us a cultural studies reading of constitutional
This book is planned to publish with an objective to provide a state-of-art reference book in the area of computational fluid dynamics for CFD engineers, scientists, applied physicists and post-graduate students. Also the aim of the book is the continuous and timely dissemination of new and innovative CFD research and developments. This reference book is a collection of 14 chapters characterized in 4 parts: modern principles of CFD, CFD in physics, industrial and in castle.
While – as Hake (2004: 193) has stated – there is still a tendency to estab-
lish a discursive dichotomy between consumer culture and the elitist thoughts
of avant-garde movements, it should be stressed that both share a common
rhetoric of innovation and progress. Furthermore, it was precisely this intel-
lectual reflection about the status of art vis-à-vis everyday life that called for a
tight bond between the two and led to the goal of an Aesthetisierung des Alltags
(aestheticisation of everyday life) in the context of the Weimar Republic....
This handbook is organized around the seven-step process for guiding public health
communicators in planning and implementing effective media communication shown in
FIGURE ONE. Its primary focus is on relations with the news media (both print and broadcast)
during a public health emergency – “media communication” can be taken to mean “news
media communication”. Many cultures, however, rely on folk and traditional
means of mass
communication which typically originate from the beliefs, culture and customs of a specific
Ebook "Start-up nation the story of Israels Economic Miracle dan senor and saul singer" analyze and explain the development of Israel's economy and deeply attracted. The book gives you a complete look at most of the country and people of Israel under development history. Thereby their draw meaningful lessons, motivate you to start a business.
At the same time, high tech professionals often perceive work as a “serious game” (Strannegård & Friberg,
2001), and not drudgery: they involve in playful behaviors at work (Hunter, Jemielniak, & Postuła, 2010).
Software engineers often participate in non-paid, open collaboration production (Lakhani & Von Hippel, 2003).
Modes of collaboration established in virtual and high-tech communities are similarly transforming
workplace relations in the brick-and-mortar organizations (Benkler, 2006).
carriers have different shapes and sizes, and their biogenesis, modality of transport,
and delivery to the final destination are regulated by a multitude of very complex
molecular machineries, which include cytoskeletal elements, signaling complexes, and
lipid modifying enzymes to name a few. A concept that has clearly emerged in the last
decade is that each membrane pathway does not represent a close system, but is fully
integrated with all the other trafficking pathways.
This research indicates that all professionals involved in the planning, delivery and funding
of services need to acknowledge the range of problems and issues experienced by those
living in exile. By taking a wide perspective of mental health needs, providers can plan
intervention, which takes account of the multitude of practical, social, cultural, economic
and legal difficulties, which can act as contributing factors to the long-term mental health of
refugees and asylum seekers.
My collaborating authors and I have, from the very beginning of this
project, struggled with the question of who is our audience and who
might benefit from the lessons that one can glean from such a story of
Today, Vancouver has the smallest per capita carbon footprint of
any city in North America. We have been able to achieve this in
collaboration with our energy utility providers, senior levels of
government, and innovators in the business and non-proit sectors
who see new opportunity in responding to this challenge. Because
of these achievements, Vancouver is quickly becoming a new green
Vancouverites have consistently made choices that have turned our
home into one of the world’s most livable cities.
Romans held Greek civilization in high regard and,
like us, considered fifth-century-BC Greece to be the
region’s golden age, a time characterized by refined
artistic and cultural production, scholarship, and
military strength. During his reign five hundred
years later, Augustus sought to align his rule with
this era and promote a rebirth of the golden age
of Greece in Rome. Augustus’s interest in Greek
art and culture strengthened Roman reverence
for classical Greek art, philosophy, and intellectual
Targets also move dramatically over time. SME development policies in Western Europe, for example,
focused on employment creation in the late 1980s and early 1990s. By the end of the century the emphasis
had changed to international competitiveness and innovation. As a result, policy targets moved towards
technology issues and creation of an enterprise culture. In transition economies a major focus has been upon
creating an enabling environment for the market economy.
The importance of human-animal bonds has been documented throughout history,
across cultures, and in recent research. However, attachments with companion animals
have been undervalued and even pathologized in the field of mental health. This article
briefly surveys the evolution of human-animal bonds, reviews research on their health
and mental health benefits, and examines their profound relational significance across
the life course.
According to Pérez López (1993), these models regard the organisation as “a social body with specific
values that must permeate its entire activity” (page 28). The different contributions made in this line of
research share the organisation’s anthropological and social viewpoint as well as the different cultural
properties, meanings, values and beliefs seen in organisations, which are nourished by myths, legends
and stories and carry out celebrations through rituals, rites and ceremonies (Allaire and Firsirotu,
1984). As Berry el al.
Transnational flows of people, financial resources, goods, information and culture have
recently been increasing in a drastic way and have profoundly transformed the world
(Ritzer and Malone, 2001). This phenomenon has been labeled globalization. As a result, a
great deal of debate and discussion, even controversy (Bird and Stevens, 2003) has taken
place about globalization in various disciplines from different angles. In fact, there seems to
be a controversy in regards to globalization and the contradictory meanings associated with
At the turn of the millennium, we must question the basic expectations of
technology. As new technologies can have a great impact on industry and
economy, much is expected of technology. Society expects economic results
from technology. Ought not the fi eld of textile technology to change its direction
to concentrate on meeting, through new inventions and discoveries, the most
important and essential needs, such as widening our views of the world, creating
new cultures, protecting our health, keeping us safe, and raising the quality of
our daily lives and welfare?...
The three individuals that have themost control over the ﬁnal appearance of a ﬁlmare
the director, the cinematographer, and the editor. The 160 ﬁlms we have analyzed hadmore
than 400 different such individuals, and each of themoften led teams of considerable size.
Thus, popular ﬁlms are a collective and collaborative product, and the causes for the general
changes in ﬁlm over time as shown in Figure 1 can only be sociological, even cultural.
In addition to documenting the uptake and diffusion of the three GGDP-generated maize technologies, this case study
provides valuable insights about the many factors that can affect the adoption of agricultural innovations in general. The
survey results show that adoption of improved production technology is directly influenced by three sets of factors:
(1) characteristics of the technology (e.g., complexity, profitability, riskiness, divisibility, compatibility with other technologies);
(2) characteristics of the farming environment (e.g.
Contents: Think in paper – The future of paper begins at Voith Paper. News from the Divisions: LEIPA-Schwedt PM 4 – LWC production line of the new generation; Maxau PM 6 – A challenging project and its implementation; Bohui BM 1 – A benchmark in China for the paper industry worldwide; Innovative Trends in Automation. Paper Culture: Deep-frozen, dried – and saved.